Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Inequality

Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Inequality

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Spanish Grammar: Comparisons of Inequality
la gramática española: las comparaciones de desigualdad

  • Comparisons of inequality are special grammar constructions with adjectives.
  • Inequality is used when the objects have different properties.

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Comparisons of Inequality are used to show how two or more things have the different characteristics! Make sure not to confuse them with Comparisons of Equality or Quantities.

Making Comparisons of Inequality in Spanish requires a specific grammatical construction. It’s like using a mathematical formula in order to communicate meaning!

más / menos + adjective + que
más / menos + adverb + que

Juan es más alto que yo.
Juan is taller than I

María es más inteligente que los otros.
María is smarter than the others.

Yo soy menos optimista que mi hermano.
I am less of an optimist than my brother.

Comparisons of Equality and Inequality can also be combined with Quantities of objects, but that will be covered in another lesson.

Adapt:

Juan es más alto que yo.
Juan is taller than I.

María es más inteligente que los otros.
María is smarter than the others.

Yo soy menos optimista que mi hermano.
I am less of an optimist than my brother.

Rodrigo es más calvo que yo.
Rodrigo is balder than I.

Susanna es menos dispuesto para salir que Rosa.
Susanna is less willing to leave than Rosa.

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